Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 27th, 2009

This is the second post of the “Guide to a Passport” series. We’re still on step one of Roadmap to Citizenship, which involves proving that I’m my grandparents’ grandson. I’ve already gotten an apostille for my State of Illinios birth certificate, and given the specific instructions to do so. So I’ve proven that I’m my […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 24th, 2009

I wanted to know how to make a screencast, so I decided to try to make one on a topic that many people have been asking me about recently: how to type in Lithuanian on their fancy new Apple computers: Enabling Lithuanian (or other Euro) typing on the Mac from Moacir P. de Sá Pereira […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 22nd, 2009

The biggest, by far and away, task facing the myriad diaspora Lithuanian organizations that had been formed before 1990 was, after Lithuania regained its independence, figuring out how to integrate the new wave of immigrants into the diaspora society. Many casual and lazy prognoses about the difficulty these organizations have faced since 1990 blame the […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 22nd, 2009

In honor of the just-passed anniversary celebration of Lithuania’s independence on 16 Feb 1918, Darius Udrys released a 26-minute video made up of stills, titles, and music, which surveys episodes from the last 215 years of Lithuanian history. The movie, Road to Freedom: Lithuania, is also available with Lithuanian titles as Kelias į laisvę: Lietuva, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 18th, 2009

It was probably obvious to everyone that when I wrote yesterday about news in the works, I was guaranteeing myself a post on the same topic again today. And so it has been: the workgroup created last year by president Valdas Adamkus has presented their recommendations to the Seimas about dual citizenship. (In English) And, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 17th, 2009

This is a quick-hit to talk about the status of my “Guide to a Passport” series. I have the next few steps all written and ready for publication as soon as I start hearing back from various agencies (currently I’m waiting on about six of them, scattered across four countries). In the meantime: Today I […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 10th, 2009

Yesterday, the workgroup on changing the citizenship law made their proposals to Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus. They argue that dual citizenship should be granted to anyone who fled or was exiled up to 11 March 1990, as the current version of the law holds. The 15 June 1940 date holds, too. So any citizens who […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 9th, 2009

I read today on Café Blogas that MTV News has started a new ad campaign featuring popstars getting, for lack of a better word, tortured by faceless individuals. During the torture, a microphone looms, in order to record whatever comes from the person’s mouth. Accompanying these staggeringly graphic photos is the slogan, “naujienos bet kokia […]

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